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's wait was like. >>> the slow rollout of obama care act sends president obama's ratings to a new low, and bill clinton says the president's apologies to americans is not enough. >> the president should honor the commitment to the american people and let them keep what they got. >> ferguson freed. he was released one week after his conviction is overturned. >>> and a promised test. meet the 93-year-old man who put his physical challenges aside to fulfill his wife's dying wish. captioning funded by cbs "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 13th, 2013. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 13th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. in the typhoon-devastated philippines, blocked roads and lack of communications are hampering relief efforts, but two more airports have been reopened and aid operations are picking up. here's the latest. the president said in a broadcast interview he believes the death toll is closer to 2,500, not the original 10,000. the state department says at least two americans were killed by the storm. and eight peopl
for president obama's health care program while he promises a fix for the government's online insurance page, there are new questions about how much was known about the website's security measures. >>> and new details in the abuse allegations swirling around the miami dolphins. the nfl investigates threats the suspended player allegedly made toward a teammate. this is the "cbs morning news" toward a teammate. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, november 5th, 2013. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, a gunman who opened fire inside a crowded new jersey shopping mall has been found dead. police say richard shoop took his own life. there were no other reports of injuries. police swarmed the garden state plaza mall last night just before closing time. the mall will remain closed today. the mall is located about 15 miles northwest of new york city. and jericka duncan is there. >> reporter: shopping members swarmed the garden state mall in paramus, new jersey. these women came face-to-face with the shooter. >> out of nowhere, the guy
of these countries. >> o'donnell: do you think if the obama put too much trust in the new iranian regime? >> look, i think the president and i share the goal of making sure that iran doesn't have nuclear weapons. i think where we might have a difference of opinion is on how to prevent it. i think that what has been built up over time, sure the iranians built the program over time but international community led by the united states, has built up a census program that has been very effective. and it got iran to come to the table. now what is happening is that for effectively nothing, or virtually no consections iran gets to keep its nuclear capabilities, that is the capabilities that enable it to manufacture the material for nuclear bombs. i think the other aspects of metallurgy, that is not in the deal that's another component of making the bomb.they get to keep all that. and at the same time the international community takes the one effective thing which has been the sanctions regime and they reverse direction. they begin to legitimize iran as having these capabilities, that's a bad thing. but they
>>> president obama makes another promise to fix the government's faulty health insurance website and apologizes to the millions of americans who have had their insurance policies canceled as a result of his health care overhaul. >> i am sorry that they're finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. >>> a typhoon of historic proportions slams the philippines. the category 5 storm threatens millions of lives as it comes to shore. >>> and the federal government finishes off artificial trans fats. the fda announces it's banning the fats in food because they are too dangerous to eat. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 8th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie. president obama heads to louisiana today to talk about the economy and jobs, but yesterday he tried to dampen the growing furor over the botched rollout of his health care plan. specifically mr. obama apologized to the millions of americans who are losing their health care insurance policies. tara mergener is in washington with more.
in, president obama's troubled health care law has yet to find its footing and remains under fierce attack. >>> and miami sack. a rare overtime safety gives the dolphins a big win. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 1st, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. halloween turned into a nightmare in the nation's midsection. a fast-moving storm left a trail of dough destruction, killing at least three people, and the storm will hammer the northeast today. heavy rain is expected from virginia to maine making a miserable morning commute. forecasters say damaging winds could knock down trees and cause power outages. >>> in tennessee, strong winds knocked down power lines, and just south of nashville, a 9-year-old boy died after he accidentally touched one. officials aren't sure if he was out trick or treating. power was cut to 15,000 homes in the area. >>> and a line of severe storms may have spawned a tornado in southern illinois. trees were knocked down and several homes were damaged. some roads were clo
>>> a fumbled rollout. president obama admits that to americans losing their health insurance. >> what he's doing to get it fixed. >> hi, everybody. i'm mary bubala. i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. >> president obama says he hears americans whoa are losing their health insurance loud and clear. and is offering a fix. but is it enough. >>> for nearly 5 million americans who got cancellation notices from their healthcare provider, the white house has a fix. >> i said i would do everything i can to fix this problem. and today, i'm offering everything i can to help do it. >> reporter: the white house is afterring plans that would have otherwise been canceled through 2014. providers will also have to make clear what the plans do not include. and let consumers know what other options are available in the federal exchanges. >> now, this fix won't solve every problem for every person. but it's going to help a lot of people. >> reporter: president obama spoke and took questions for nearly an hour. and took blame for the problem. >> we fumbled the rollout on this
it is thursday, november 14th, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." the official obama care numbers fall drastically short this morning. both parties are demanding answers. >>> the mayor of the town flattened by typhoon haiyan tells his people to get out. seth doane is there with the rush to save millions. >>> plus, a new scandal for the secret service. fbi insider john miller on a bullet, hotel room, and high-ranking supervisors in trouble. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> just another day in a series of mess-ups. you really can't even tell what's going on here. >> a reality check for obama care. >> 106,000 people made it through. >> the overall number needed by the end of march. >> if there weren't a number of people affected by this, i'd almost feel sorry for the white house. >> when the philippines near a week after typhoon haiyan struck, help still truckling in. >> the american aircraft "george washington" arrived this morning. >> it's more like survival of the fittest here. >> four marines were killed in southern c
. >>> and apologyies from president obama over the health care debacle. major garrett on how the white house is trying to undo the damage. >>> a tale of two cities and a fight over two buildings claiming to be the nation's tallest. we're live on top of chicago's willis tower. >>> plus bill o'reilly is here today in studio 57. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> typhoon haiyan is up to 230 miles per hour. >> a historic storm pounds the philippines. >> most powerful typhoon ever recorded. more than 125,000 people have been evacuated. >> forecasters warn of catastrophic damage. >> millions of people in the storm's path. >> i am sorry they are finding themselves in the situation based on assurances they got from me. >> the president apologizing for his repeated promise that everyone can keep that health care plan. >> my father had a saying meaning an apology doesn't correct the problem. >> john kerry expected in geneva today. >> richie incognito allegedly harass ed harassed someone during a golf tourna
who signed up for the obama care act is way below the number set up by the administration. one-fifth what officials projected. and a vast majority of those signed up on state websites, not the troubled federal website. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. there are also already some questions being raised about the math here because some folks chose plans on the federal website, put them in their shopping carts on the site, but did not necessarily pay, but they're being counted as enrolled. the president will likely address these numbers when he makes appearances today in ohio and pennsylvania. and here today the white house will be trying to assure some skeptical democrats. white house officials head to capitol hill for a meeting with democrats about the rollout of the affordable health care act. it comes one day after the obama administration released the october enrollment figures. >> they are not meeting what they set as their self-imposed benchmark. >> nationwide 106,000 chose health care plans, about 20% of the government's go
, and the president heard from angry democratic senators and traveled to texas, the heart of the obama care opposition. tara mergener is in washington. good morning, tara. >> good morning, tara. the trip to texas was supposed to be just a fund-raising event. instead the president was again trying to make the case for the law insisting no matter how things looked, the website will get fixed and it will be worth the trouble. president obama is trying to win back public support for his signature law. he told a group in texas the affordable care act is still better than what was in place before. >> all the politics, all the chatter, sometimes leaves out the fact that the system we have, the status quo wasn't working for too many people. >> but the failures of healthcare.gov are becoming a p.r. nightmare. >> i started signing up last thursday and i'm almost done. >> carrie underwood and brad paisley opened up last night's country music awards by talking about how health care is unrolling. >> president obama and senator michael bennett sat down with 15 senators facing re-election next year. they want to del
person for the obama care website is back on capitol hill, facing questions about the fixes it still needs while the president heads to dallas to do some damage control. it's danielle nottingham reporting. >> reporter: kathleen sebelius is facing another congressional grilling, answering more questions about healthcare.gov. >> this is unacceptable. it has been disappointing to hear members of the administration say they didn't see the problems coming. >> reporter: today she focused on improvements. technicians are making progress every day. >> in the first few weeks, users had to wait an average of eight seconds for pages to load. today it typically takes less than a second. republicans argue that the problems go deeper. one of the biggest issue is the security of private information consumers have to enter on the website. >> not only can millions of americans not log in successfully, but those who have succeeded can now find themselves at the mercy of identity thieves. >> reporter: the obama administration has promised to release enrollment numbers next week but a house committee ha
. visit erickson living.com. >> kristy, thank you. president obama pays tribute to the millions of our nation's veterans. >> present arms! >> as he does every year, he laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown at arlington national cemetery. he used his mark -- remarks to remind the nation that thousands are still at war in afghanistan. and cities across the country honored veterans day. and as alex demetrick reports, baltimore was no exception. >> it looked much like any other parade. but on veterans day, it's different. and it couldn't be more personal for many, like the gold stars who carried pictures of children. >> we're representing our children, many of whom were killed in the iraqi and afghanistan war. >> bringing together people who might be strangers most of the year, but who gather each year at baltimore's war memorial plaza, under big flags and small. >> we are city of neighbors helping neighbors, to build a stronger community and a strong nation. today, we honor our veterans who have selflessly given everything to further that vision. >> reporter: while the calendar may cal
the obama care debacle, cbs news reveals just how rough the health care rollout really was and this morning what the white house is doing to turn it around. >>> did vice president joe biden nearly lose his spot on the ticket to hillary clinton? bill daley was there and he takes us inside the oval office. >>> and this is not your normal yard sale. oprah -- that would be winfrey -- tells us why she's selling part of her estate. >>> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> there was water rushing in front of our driveway. >> we lost everything. >> deadly storms sweep across the nation. >> powerful systems sweep from maine to louisiana. >> the storm will hammer the northeast today. >> there was a tornado or two. >> more than a foot of rain leading to dozens of rescues. >> this is crazy. >> releasing documents just six americans enrolled for obama care on day one. >> the government hoping to sign up 7 million people during the enrollment period. >> strongly considered replacing joe biden with hillary clin
typhoon all in need of help as relief supplies trickle in. >>> the obama administration braces for more backlash against the president's health care law. new numbers show the first month of open enrollment yielded only a fraction of new customers that the white house had hoped for. >>> and words for war. two veterans help their fellow soldiers share their feelings on life during wartime in just a few short words. >> it's incredible on what six words can say and how different each one is. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, november >> this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, november 12th, 2013. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. in the philippines this morning, a massive relief effort is slowly taking shape, survivors of typhoon haiyan say shortages of food, water and medicine and shelter. unu.s. military officer described the scene as overwhelming. authorities say the death toll could top 10,000. philippines president benigno akein fo haquino has declared a state of national calamity. today, back in the philippines, unde
a political pressure valve and letting off some steam. on the road yesterday president obama tried to do the same. trapped in the reality of his own health care law, president obama flew to dallas to escape beltway's scrutiny and offer this promise of a better time. >> we're going to get it done. when we get this done -- not if when we do -- yu erie going to have families all across this great state of texas who are going to have the security and the well being of high quality affordable health insurance. >> that guarantee came afternoon another rough day for congress's health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. >> access to healthcare.gov has been a missably frustrating experience. it is not acceptable. i am know wassed or fixing it. >> even a friendly group want it to work. >> it's a two-way street. you have to tell us candidly what's going on. >> yes. >> ignoring questionsing the potential website problems and the possibility of insurance policy cancellations were more blunt. >> the only thing i can conclude is that it's impossible to do somethin
question about the rollout of obama care. you came down very hard on hhs, dr. sebelius when she came before congress last week. you said that what disturbed you most of all was that people were feeding in to this website vital information about themselves. you were very concerned about the security of that information that it was now just out there for people to take. are you satisfied yet that this has been corrected or will be corrected? >> well, no. what was really shocking to me is even by their own words they admitted that there was a high degree of risk when they were offering the website to go public, they never told anybody about that. they said that they think the risk was acceptable. their information wasn't at risk, american people's information was at risk. they're trying to change a tire on a car going 75 miles an hour down the expressway. that is not the way cybersecurity works. and unfortunately both diane and i both know the real threats to these systems when you have nation states, organized crime groups and criminals trying to get information that is now available on thes
is prosecuted in the military. i'm mike schuh with a live report next. >>> president obama hits the road to defend the new health care law as members of his own party call for a delay. i'm tara mergener in washington with the story coming up. >>> couple of accidents, now a couple of delays. the details and live pictures in just a few. right now over to marty. >>> allison williams burst on to the scene in the hit show girls on hbo. now she's on coffee with talking about the whirlwind of her newfound fame. stay tuned, we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, what can you score at t.j.maxx? designer jewelry. the hottest beauty trends. the latest handbags. style for your guy or your best friend. for less than department stores. check out all the designer brands maxxinistas are scoring. t.j.maxx. >>> it's the bottom of the hour. that's a live look at spaghetti junction downtown. it is another mild morning but there's rain on the way. sharon has some delays for you. marty is over at first warning weather. >>> the timing is right on this. out the 70 corridor about a quarter to 7:00 we will see sho
but the obama administration hasn't revealed a solution for another problem. how to help almost five million people losing their current policies because they don't meet new government standards. if the white house doesn't find a fix by friday the house will vote on a republican bill that will allow those in the individual insurance market to keep their current policies. that's what president obama repeatedly promised and former president bill clinton says he should keep his word. >> i personally believe even if it takes a change in the law that the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them have what they got. >> reporter: a new poll shows just 44% of americans view the president as honest and trustworthy. danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> things could be worked out to allow people to keep old insurance policies. analysts say it would be very difficult for private insurance companies to update their computer systems. >>> maryland delegate heather mizeer chose reverendcoats to be her running mate. she's been a delegate and democr
. the court's ruling is expected next june. in washington, tara mergener, wjz eyewitness news. >> the obama administration and conservative groups both agree that the town of greece's premeeting prayers are constitutional. >>> time for a quick look at some of the stories in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. talking to residents, police and critical conditiononologists about the-- criminallologists. a research says exercise can be more helpful than medication for managing some serious health problems. >>> and a preview of previews of local college teams. remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. >>> if you're shopping for a holiday gift, look no further than the miracle tie. they're on sale as of today. ron matz reports, one of the joys of baltimore's holiday season are the meeting tie designers. the young patients at the johns hopkins children's center. >> i'm wearing your tie this morning. >> yep. >> what do you think of that and -- that? >> pretty cool. >> 12-year-old lila's first -- favorite season is winter. so she designed the holly
. that's on me. >> president obama is trying to fix problems with the affordable care act. he now says americans can keep their current insurance plans through 2014 even if they don't meet the standards laid out in the new healthcare law. >> this fix won't solve every problem for every person. it's going to help a lot of people. >> nearly 5 million people received cancelations notices, something the president promised wouldn't happen. democrats in congress pressured president obama to fix his broken promise before a vote today on a republican bill in the house. the proposal lets americans keep their coverage. >> i would encourage every member to help keep that promise and vote for this bill. >> the head of insurance said the president's fix threatens to undermine the new market and may lead to higher premiums and disruption in 2014 and beyond. in order to resend cancelations notices insurance companies have 30 days to contact the people whose policies was canceled, get state regulators to sign off on any premiums and process the new policies. >> there's no guarantee companies will rein
on president obama. >> the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got. >> arctic blast has made it all the way to central florida. >> i've forgotten what cleveland is like. >> welcome back. >> thank you. >>> american airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing because of a cracked windshield. no injuries have been reported. >> most expensive artwork ever sold at auction for $142 million. >> all that -- >> alec baldwin lashed out at reporters as he left the courtroom. >> this could be the best celebration we receive all year dancing on ice never looked that good. >> and all that mattered. >> new york city's building is the tallest building. >> architects ruled the needle atop one world trade is an spire. >> if it looks like an antenna, acts like an antenna, then guess what? it is an antenna. >> bobbleheads. they had a line out the front door. >> apparently a lot more people in canada are smoking crack than we thought. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyot
of typhoon haiyan. today president obama phoned the philippine president promising additional help. about 100 u.s. marines are already on the ground, as many as 2,000 more are expected. the aircraft carrier "george washington" should arrive on thursday. aquino said today the death toll may reach 2,500-- not the 10,000 some had predicted. but a reliable number is days away. we do know at least two americans are among the dead. in tacloban, the city hit hardest, thousands have swarmed the airport, desperate to get out. for now it's women and children first. those who remain can only try to ward off the smell of death. this was tacloban, a city of 220,000 before the storm. that's the convention center there on the shore. after the typhoon the convention center was just about the only building still standing. seth doane is in tacloban. >> reporter: four days after the typhoon flattened this port city, many bodies still lay uncollected on the side of the road wrapped in cloth. increasingly desperate survivors are scavenging for food. children begged for water from any passing vehicles. while a mas
done. the house oversight committee released an obama administration memo that shows four days before the launch the government took an unusual step. it granted itself a waiver to launch the web site with a level of uncertainty deemed as a high security risk. agency head marilyn tavener accepted the risk and mitigation measures like frequent testing and a dedicated security team. but three other officials signed a statement saying "that does not reduce the risk of launching october 1." georgetown law professor lawrence gostin is a big supporter of the affordable care act. he helped congress write the law to meet constitutional standards but he's critical of the launch without proper security. >> nothing can undermine public confidence more than the fear of a security and privacy breach. you could have somebody hack into the system, get your social security number, get your financial information. >> reporter: healthcare.gov exchanges data through a massive hub that includes the i.r.s. and social security administration to verify income and identity and veterans affairs for military per
that the officer at point blank range. charlie and margaret. >>> new follow-up on the trouble on the obama care website to key tests to ensure the privacy of information fell behind schedule. a deadline for final security plans was delayed three times over the summer. and final top-to-bottom security tests never got done before the launch. all of that is adding to concerns about safety of personal information on the site. jan crawford is in washington. good morning. >> good morning charlie, good morning, margaret. technology experts are telling us that was not enough testing of the security on the website before it went live. they shared with cbs news several flaws that could expose your personal information. and now, we're starting to see real live examples what can go wrong. with critics openly mocking the obama administration about problems with healthcare.gov, officials insist on one thing, at least the website is safe. >> consumers can trust that their information is protected by stringent security standards. >> reporter: but that he will to south carolina attorney thomas dougall. >> my in
for the first month of obama care. they're hoping it will quiet some of the krit sechl. major garrett is at the white house. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. the president's poll numbers are down. senate democrats, especially those facing re-election next year, are worrying about the implications of on care. the white house hopes to turn things around. we'll be looking at three issues. one, of course, is the website. the white house hopes to prove the website is working to provide better data to insurers and numb beer two, it offers hope this week to vims in the market whose costs are higher than expected. the president apologized for that last week and the white house aids tell me they never would have apologized. as you mentioned, charlie, enrollment data for the first time this week the white house will unroll those hard numbers of how many have been successful in signing up for obama care. the white house says lowered expectations about as low as humanly possible. the numbers aren't going to be that great but they hope it w
with him before he was found with him. >>> the obama administration has released enrollment figures for the first month of the affordable care act. now democrats are trying to reassure congress it's getting back on its feet. susan mcginnis is reporting for wjz. >> white house officials head to capitol hill for a meeting with democrats about the roll out of the affordable care act. it comes one day after the obama administration released the october enrollment figures. >> they are not meeting what they said is their self-imposed benchmark. >> nationwide just more than 106,000 people choose health care plans in the first month. about 20% of the government's goal. >> had we not had the disaster roll out of the website we would be further ahead. >> only a quarter for able to do so on healthcare.gov. the other 79,000 choose plans in their own state. obama called the top democrat to reassure him the website will be fixed. >> i was surprised. i feel comfortable having a cont that it will be fixed. >> republicans say they have the solution. >> i think you know what our view is. we think it
is not known tonight. >>> under pressure from congressional democrats, president obama is making a change to the affordable care act. danielle nottingham reports for wjz, if you like your current health plan, you can keep it, at least for another year. >> reporter: for nearly 5 million americans who got cancellation notices from their healthcare provider, the white house has a fix. >> i said that i would do everything we can to fix this problem. and today, i'm offering an idea that will help do it. >> reporter: the white house is giving insurance companies the option to keep offering plans that would have otherwise been canceled through 2014. providers will also have to make clear what the plans do not include and let consumers know what are the new option ons are available in the federal -- options are available in the federal exchanges. >> this fix won't solve every problem for every person. but it's going to help a lot of people. >> reporter: president obama spoke and took questions for nearly an hour. and took blame for the problem. >> we fumbled the rollout on this health care law.
for president obama's president obama's signature healthcare law. only 40 to 50,000 americans have been able to enroll into the affordable care act. far below what was expected danielle nottingham reports for we'll from washington. >> reporter: between 40,000 and 50,000 americans have been able to successfully enroll in private insurance, through the healthcare.gov website, according to the wall street journal. industry analysts have confirmed those numbers for cbs news in the 36 states where the federal government is running the exchange. >> cbs news data from the states operating their own exchanges, shows another 50,000 enrollees. but those figures fall well short of the 500,000 the obama administration initially had hoped to have at this point. . >> the fact that the website has been so challenging, so problematic in that first month, means the enrollment numbers will be even lower than expected. >> reporter: the administration says it is counting on the numbers to climb as the signups improve. dale directed medicare and medicaid under the first presidency of bush. she said it was expect
in the philippines. >>> the newest blow to obama care. how the white house enrollment expectations could be off by 80%. >>> plus the miami dolphins owner breaks his silence and turns to hall of famers for help in that bullying scandal. >>> but with begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> you've got to help us. everything is gone. >> a desperate fight for life in the philippines. >> that death toll is now approaching 1800 but it is expected to go well in the thousands. >> the challenge really is to get the crucial aid to those most in need. >> every building is significantly damaged or destroyed. everything's wiped out. >> there has been looting. people are desperate. >> a lot of the people around the world will see snow today. as the arctic front is heading south, really cold air, that's not factoring in the winds. >>> "the wall street journal" reports fewer than 50,000 people successfully enrolled in the obama web care site. >> the manager in charge of building the website was apparently kept in the dark about serious failures i
programs. >>> president obama makes a personal apology to the more than 3 million americans who have lost their insurance because of the affordable care act. >> i am sorry that they, uh, you know, are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. >> insurance policies that fell short of the new healthcare law standards are no longer valid. the president says his administration is looking at a range of options to help people whose insurance has been canceled. >>> well, deadly diseases once nearly wiped out are making a frightening comeback in maryland and across the country. a warning that parents who don't vaccinate their children are putting others at risk. in this wjz health watch, linh bui explores an alarming and controversial trend. >> reporter: measles, mumps, whooping cough. deadly diseases. until recently, virtually eliminated, thanks to vaccines that prevent kids from getting sick. but now doctors see an alarming trend. more and more children are coming down with these diseases. >>it's a serious issue these diseases are coming back? >> very. kids die
americans. just last week the pakistani prime minister publicly asked president obama to end all u.s. drone strikes. but scott, they clearly remain a very useful counterterror tool. >> pelley: margaret, thanks very much. jeffrey zients is the man overseeing the repair of the federal government's health insurance web site. he said today they are quote on track, end quote, to have it done by the end of the month. our sharyl attkisson broke the news yesterday that nationwide only six policies were purchased the entire first day that the site was on-line. sharyl is back with us tonight with more, sharyl? >> reporter: scott, the obama administration didn't dispute those enrollment numbers reported in government meeting notes. six the first day as you said, just six. 248 by the end of day two. white house spokesman jay carney said they haven't really-- released enrollment fillings because the numbers have to be checked and accurate and he downplayed expectations. >> let me just tell you now, november 1st. we don't expect those numbers to be very high. and we never did. but they're going to be eve
well, today someone did. the obama administration issued new rules that will improve access to care for 62 million americans. it's an idea the president said he would impose himself by executive order after congress declined to pass gun control legislation. the move comes after the movie massacre in colorado that left 12 dead, the shootings in newtown, connecticut, that killed 27, the washington navy yard attack in which 12 died, and the shooting at l.a.x. one week ago. 88 dead in 12 mass shootings in just over a year. major garrett is at the white house with more on what all this means. major? >> reporter: scott, mental health professionals have sought this change for decades, both to improve treatment and to lift aa long-standing stigma. today's announcement means insurance companies must now provide the same benefit coverage for illnesses of the mind they have long provided by for every other kind of illness. in atlanta today, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius described a new world for those suffering from mental illness or substance abuse. >> imagine what it
obama travels to dallas where he'll meet with volunteers who were helping people enroll in the affordable care act. more congressional hearings are on tap, and a new poll indicated more americans are starting to understand what the health care law means to them. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann marie. the president has become known for doing this when he's pushing a plan. he hits the road, tries to sell it directly to the american people. so he will do that this week as will some cabinet officials this time around. fanning out around the country, trying to get people to sign up. meanwhile, here in washington, more hearings are scheduled into the problems. president obama hits the road this week to build public support for the affordable care act. sunday a senior white house aide insisted the president was told the healthcare.gov website would work on day one but says that's no excuse. >> it is getting this website working so that millions of americans have access to quality affordable health insurance. >> reporter: the
. >>> president obama is addressing the affordable care act. daniel reports from wjz from capital hill. >>reporter: president obama is changing a key provision. allowing 5 million american to keep their insurance policy. this happened after wide spreed -- spreed spread issues with people wanting to keep their insurance. the government expected 80% more people to keep their insurance. >>reporter: republicans are much more critical. >> before i do i want to say a few words about the tragedy that has unfolded in the philadelphia over the past few days all of us have been shaken by the devastation. it's a heartbreaking reminder of how again -- short life is. one of our core principals is when friends are in trouble friends help. the u.s. will continue offering whatever assistance we can. our military person nail and aid team do this better then any one in the world. they have helped with air lift. today the ussa car -- carrier gorge washington came today. more help is on the way. america streight has been more about what our government can do but our citizen. the big hearts of the american people. tod
at least for one year. mr. obama also took the hit today for the failed rollout of his health insurance web site. chief white house correspondent major garrett made news when he scheduled the president whether he knew about the trouble ahead. >> reporter: you were informed or several people in this building were informed two weeks before the launch of the web site that it was failing the most basic tests internally, and yet a decision was made to launch the web site on october 1. did you regret that? >> on the web site i was not informed directly that the web site would not be working, the way it was supposed to. had i been informed i wouldn't be going out saying, "boy, this is going to be great." you know, i'm accused of a lot of things, but i don't think i'm stupid enough to go around saying, "this is going to be like shopping on amazon or travelocity" a week before the web site opens if i thought it wasn't going to work. >> reporter: we also asked how the president could make this promise while promoting the health care law. >> if you like your insurance plan, you will keep it. no one wi
will sign the bill. it would take effect june 1st. >>> and president obama heads to dallas today to meet with volunteers who are helping people sign up for the affordable care act. the issue of canceled health care plans has become a rallying cry for critics. it's likely to be one of the top issues today when health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius answers questions from the senate finance committee. susan mcginnis has the latest from washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. this will be the third time she comes to the hill to talk about the health care law. she'll likely focus on the positive aspects of it and the improvements they've made to the website. that's what mary tavenner did. probably neither of them will apiece all the critics of the website and the health care law. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is on capitol hill today answering questions about the troubled healthcare.gov website. >> we're now more than 30 days into one of the greatest website disasters in history. after nearly $400 million, healthcare.gov is synonym
but in the final days of the campaign cuccinelli tried to turn the race into a referendum for obama care. >> although tonight i lost you sent a message to president obama that the health care is a failure. >> the disastrous rollout of obama care has helped narrow the gap but not enough to win. >> thank you. political correspondent john dickerson is with us. good morning. >> good morning. >> he's running on the theme "i can do it." >> yes. when when booth close, another opens. he basically said if we can get it done here in new jersey with a republican governor in a democratic state, washington should look at that and that should be a model. and what was also interesting is for a republican sending that message to his party. there's a lot of talk how government can do things. now, in the specific case of new jersey he's tau talking about the response to hurricane sandy but he's also talking about how you can work together to do the job and get the job done. if there was something cominging oust that speech, his message for washington and the candidacy is get the job
was being treated, the gm allegedly told martin, he should punch incognito. >>> president obama is apologizing to americans tonight. the president says he is sorry, some americans are losing their health insurance plans in the wake of the healthcare overall. for years, opamma told americans, if they like their healthcare, they could keep it. but millions are receiving cancellation notices in the mail, after insurance companies changed their plans because of obama care. >>> newly released surveillance video seems to raise more questions than answers in the case of a south florida teenager, found dead in a rolled-up matt. >> some called it accidental. but the parents believe their son was murdered. johnson is seen walking in and out of frame. it appears to skip ahead. there are no time stamps. but the sheriff's office say his is the raw, unedited image. >> police say kendrick crawled into the gym mat other reached for a shaw, got stuck and suffocated. >> prosecutors say federal authorities plan to investigate the circumstances surrounding kendrick juns's death. >>> five weeks ago,
yourself next. >>> president clinton said president obama should keep his health care promise. i'm susan mcginnis in washington. coming up, what that promise was and the white house reaction. >>> we picked up our first big problem of the morning. it's on 95 southbound. it is blocking a lane. we'll tell you about it in just a few. now over to marty. >>> tavon mason played for the jets. a wide receiver in the house doing some great things. he'll explain it all coming up on coffee with as the morning edition continues right after this. ready? happy birthday! it's a painting easel! the tide's coming in! this is my favorite one. it's upside down. oh, sorry. (woman vo) it takes him places he's always wanted to go. that's why we bought a subaru. >>> it is 6:30. looking live at the swedish tall ship that sailed in yesterday. it will be here through saturday. >>> sharon says she has a problem on 95. marty is over at first warning weather. >>> it's 27 degrees right now on tv hill. at last check that was 21 degrees colder than this time yesterday. yep, still the same. a lunchtime reading of 42 whic
of there for security reasons and because there's no food or water. >> president obama said his thoughts and prayers go out to the people effected by the storm. he ordered the pentagon to deploy marines to assist in recovery efforts. >> the first waive of u.s. government aid arrived. >> food, water, it's always the basics they need. >> lewis is a red cross relief worker from boston headed to the philippines. >> it's my home country. i've seen a lot of devastationsn the philippines. it's emotional. it's part of the job. >> the devastation is so severe people are digging through the debris to find food as they wait for the much-needed help. susan mcginnis, wjz eyewitness news. >> here organizations are mobilizing relief efforts. catholic relief services and lutheran world relief are already sending over much-needed items and volunteers. >> we're told that it's as big a disaster in terms of its impact as the earthquake in hati and the indian ocean tsunami. we're looking a major disaster. >> among the items being acceptability out, 8,000 tarps to provide temporary shelters for those who lost their homes. >
. breaking news, regarding president obama's signature law, the affordable healthcare act, just a short time ago, the administration announced just over 100,000 people enrolled in o bama wear -- obama care in a month, well below the forecasted numbers. this follows another hearing in washington today. >> reporter: lawmakers are asking the government's chief technology officers who could have been done to prevent a disastrous launch of healthcare.gov. >> we spent over a half billion taxpayer money. and no one who is responsible for the rollout is willing to say that we should have done things differently. >> reporter: republicans on the house oversight committee wanted to know why the launch date was not delayed and why a planned feature to allow consumers to browse plans anonymously, was disabled. the witnesses said the answers were related to policy. not technology. democrats called the questions politically motivated. >> reporter: but nobody in this room. nobody in this country. believes that republicans want to fix the website. >> reporter: the committee did learn, progress is being made
a few degrees obama or feels like it. take a look outside now a mix of clouds and sun but more clouds at the moment. wjz's live with first warning weather coverage. marty bass in the outback minus yesterday's scarf. and meteorologist chelsea ingram in the weather center. >> we'll see more cloud cover than we did yesterday throughout the day today. temperatures though will be on the mild side. right now 55 at the airport. we had a chilly start with temperatures bottoming out in the low and mid-30s. now they are on up. we are warmer than where we were this time yesterday. look at the 24-hour temperature change. anywhere from four degrees in cumberland to 12 degrees warmer in elkton. and in the metro. as i mentioned we've got a lot of cloud cover out there. don showed you the live picture. we'll see more throughout the day. also a few peaks of sunshine. the cloud cover is not going to prevent us from reaching up to the mid-30s before it's all said and -- mid-50s before it's all said and done. marty bass? >> 80 plus degrees. the speedo is on, in the 40s. in the 40s -- 80 plus deg
far is a lot lower than the obama care had hoped for. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: between 40,000 and 50,000 americans have been able to successfully enroll in private insurance through the healthcare.gov website, according to the wall street journal. industry analysts have confirmed those numbers for cbs news, in the 36 states where the federal government is running the exchange. cbs news data from the states operating their own exchanges, shows another 50,000 enrollees. but those figures well short of the 500,000 the obama administration had initially hoped to have by this point. >> the fact that the website has been so challenging and so problematic in that first month, means that the enrollment numbers will be even lower than expected. >> reporter: the administration say its is counting on the numbers to climb as the website improves and the signup deadline gets closer. gail welinski, directed medicare and medicaid, under the first president bush. she said these low numbers were expected. what is key is that the administration is transparent about them so insur
.com. >>> the wall street journal is reporting loewenw enrollment numbers for obama care. joan peters said she can't confe numbers but enrollment is expected to be low due to the website glitches. the obama administration said it will release official numbers later this week. >>> two men, including one from here, plead guilty to an involvement in the silk road. jay cob george said he boughted heroin in this city and resold it on the website. curtis green pleaded guilty to conspireing to deliver drugs. he had his supplies sent to his door. >> the uses that used to occur on the street are now occurring over the internet. our law enforcement followed them on to the internet. they can be traced. >> george faces up to 20 years, green a maximum of 40 years. the fbi shut down the website last month but a new clone site is now up and running. >>> a cougar attack leaves an employee at annapolis mall sanctuary in oregon dead. police say rene rasawans was found inside a cougar enclosure. she was bitten on the head and neck. the owner said she violated a safety rule by going into the cage alone. her mother sa
obama care website. healthcare.gov is being taken offline daily from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. eastern time for repairs. cbs is learning the administration knew of the risk well before last month. major garrett is at the white house. >> reporter: good morning. three years ago a trusted owebama health care white house warned the white house it was losing control of aobama care. the warnings were dire and specific, and ultimately ignored. david cutler, who worked on the obama 2008 campaign and was a valued outside health care consultant wrote this blunt memo to top white house economic adviser larry summers in may 2010, "i do not believe the relevant members of the administration understand the president's vision or have the capability to carry it out." he wrote "no one was in charge who had experience in any complex business startups" we worried basic regulations, technology and policy coordination would fail. >> you need to have the people who have understanding of the political process, people who understand how to work within an administration and people who
the government has gone too far. obama and bush said the program was necessary and does not violate citizen rights. >> there's not one incident i know of that anyone has been looking at anyone's phone calls or e-mails. >> reporter: biddy doesn't buy tfrmths he doesn't know what the nsa is doing because he doesn't understand the technology or what it takes to find terrorists. . >> now, biddy says he thinks edward snowden did a great public service by forcing nsa surveillance noot spotlight. >>> toronto's embattled mayor rob ford makes a stunning admission about rumors he used crack cocaine. the allegations started six months ago when a video showed the mayor smoking a crack pipe. last week police said they were in possession of that video and now the mayor comes clean. >> yes, i have smoked crack cocaine. >> when, sir? >> am i an addict, no. have i tried it? probably in one of my drunken stupors about a year ago. >> he issued a former apology to the people of toronto. despite calls for him to step down he says he plans to fulfil his term which runs through 2014. >>> a family of elk wanted to
here on wjz. >>> a traditional ceremony today, as president obama marks veterans day at arlington national cemetery. >> present arms. >> president obama laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns. he also honored veterans by hosting a breakfast for military members and their families at the white house. coming up at 5:30, we'll take you to local veterans day events here in baltimore. >>> and still ahead on eyewitness news at 5:00. silk road. a baltimore man's plea if his involvement in a sophisticated online marketplace is -- his possible punishment. >>> gas prices break a two-year record. i'm monique griego. coming up. what you can expect to pay at the pump. >>> i'm alex demetrick. coming up, remembering veterans on their day. that story as eyewitness news continues. >>> our first dose of winter- like weather is heading our way. don't miss the updated first warning weather forecast. as we enjoy this sunset. forecast with bob is coming up. ,,,,,, mnever sleeping.g. ever saving. for him, her, and you. every day. but quality affordable health care seems forever out of reach -- until
to average 39,000 a day to meet the goal of 7 million insured americans by march 1st. the obama administration has acknowledged the problem and pledge today have the problems fixed by the end of the month. the white house says that it expected enrollment to start slowly then pick up significantly as the march 31st deadline approaches. >> small business owner phil signed up and is saving $700 a month but he said it took him days to make it happen. >> i don't know of anyone else who has gotten through. >> the other big issue is that insurance companies are telling up to 3 million americans they will lose their current policies because they do not meet new government standards. >> in many cases the inability of an individual to not keep their coverage is because their insurance company has decided to phase out their plan. >> the white house says most of the canceled policies did not provide adequate coverage. in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> the white house says it will release official enrollment figures later this month. >>> germany is trying to organiz
it the deadliest natural disaster in the nation's history. >> president obama issued a statement today promising significant aid. area organizations are organizing relief efforts already sending over much- needed items and volunteers. >> we're told that it's as big a disaster in terms of its impact as the earthquake in haiti and the indian ocean tsunami. the rest of the world will really have to step up and help. >> among the items sent over? 8000 tarps to provide temporary shelter. >>> baltimore city police say a prank caller is responsible for shutting down under armor for hours as a swat team searched the building. the 911 call came in around 2:00 this afternoon leaving many people unable to go home. >> reporter: it is a joke that no one is laughing about. residents are back in their homes tonight after the city's swat team gives an all clear for the under armor building after a threat to employees came into 911. >> we came out, our swat teams cleared the facility, we evacuated employees that were inside. >> reporter: for five hours, streets were shut down leaving many people standing outside
to tweet from a seated position. >> president obama tweets, so does the pope, cbs news and just about every celebrity you can name. >> in case you don't tweet, it works something like this. on twitter, users can send messages through a global online network, any message as long as it is 140 characters or less, like this one. in two seconds your tweet goes out to everyone who is signed up to see it and they can send it on or retweet to all of their users and so on until your tweet makes its way around the twitter network and the world, to be seen or answered by anyone, anyone. michael cippe is tweeter's product vp. >> tweet there you go. >> so that just went out to 17,800 followers. >> have you personally ever been surprised by the way someone has used twitter? >> i am always surprised to see people who are talking with one another that you would never expect to be talking with one another. >> like? >> like drake, canadian rapper drops a tweet that says the first million is the hardest, and pickens, the texas oil magnates replies the first billion is a heck of a lot harder. >> this is two pe
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